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Old 10-23-2011, 10:38 AM
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The 5 gallon water bucket demo!

I did most of my winterizing yesterday and got the 5 gallon water bucket demo done.

5 gallon bucket demo

It shows how fast your boat takes in water, both at idle and at 1500 RPMs.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:42 AM
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I did most of my winterizing yesterday and got the 5 gallon water bucket demo done.

5 gallon bucket demo

It shows how fast your boat takes in water, both at idle and at 1500 RPMs.
Nice job Tim.
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Nice job Tim.
Thanks Peter. Hopefully it will open up some eyes.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:03 PM
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looks like your hose kept up at idle in the bucket...and even when you goosed up the throttle...I was watching the waterline at the first ridge when you turn then valve on hose...great video ...thanks...scary how fast you can lose cooling water if you suck up a bag...

anyone ever install a water flow sensor? I had one on my pool heater...turned off the heater if water flow decreased too much....
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At idle the water pressure at my house can keep up with the intake. At anything above idle it can not. The idea is that you have a reservoir of water for the motor to use. This way you can run a higher RPM without running the impeller dry.

If you have less then ideal water pressure and you are using a fake-o-lake or just pushing the water hose into the water intake you could run dry pretty fast.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:07 PM
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What do you think of this product...

https://www.aqualarm.net/comerus/sto..._listItems.asp

I asked what the inside diameter of the unit was as well if there was "any" reduction in water flow...

after too talls overheating related issues...this product seems like an inexpensive precautionary measure...
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What do you think of this product...

https://www.aqualarm.net/comerus/sto..._listItems.asp

I asked what the inside diameter of the unit was as well if there was "any" reduction in water flow...

after too talls overheating related issues...this product seems like an inexpensive precautionary measure...
For those of us in the OCDMC club, this is very interesting. this would be easy enough to wire and set with an indicator light and a warning alarm. This is the link to the spec sheet of the unit I was looking at. 10231 Cooling Water Flow Detector 2-in FPT

http://aqualarm.net/datasheets/one_a...w_detector.pdf
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For those of us in the OCDMC club, this is very interesting. this would be easy enough to wire and set with an indicator light and a warning alarm. This is the link to the spec sheet of the unit I was looking at. 10231 Cooling Water Flow Detector 2-in FPT

http://aqualarm.net/datasheets/one_a...w_detector.pdf
seems like the one I listed has a better flow rate up to 28 GPM...I wonder if these things are really worth it.

I would love to install as one more safety measure....I am a proud card carrying OCDMC'r.

170 days to research and decide.....
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seems like the one I listed has a better flow rate up to 28 GPM...I wonder if these things are really worth it.

I would love to install as one more safety measure....I am a proud card carrying OCDMC'r.

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Which one were you looking at? Your link goes to an entire page.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:04 AM
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Does not seem to be popular here on TT, but I installed the Perko Flush Pro, now 4th season and it works great. Ran the engine for 20 minutes for her oil change at 1500 RPM's and the water temp using the house water supply, never went much above 160 degrees! Pulled the Impeller with 60 hours on it and it looks brand new.

I understand the bucket problem and the system pulling more water than the hose can provide, however this proves that it is getting enough water to keep the engine at proper operating temp. I also don't like the Fake-A-Lake attached to the scupper, these leak pretty bad.

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